It's one of those days and I'm in one of those moods where everything is provoking some sort of thought. It might be that it's the time of year when everybody is out spending amidst the cardboard signs asking for a little help, or it might be because of tv today... Watching IM Hawaii today was inspirational as always. NO, it does not inspire me to want to do an Ironman. The stories of so many people that have the will power to overcome and not give up, not only in their fight to finish at IM but just in life, is what inspires me. Everybody has a battle. There are 2 ways you can go: be optimistic and make the most of what you have, or just have a lot of self-pitty and put yourself in a hole.
When does the mind take over? At what point does your body say "no", time and time again, but your mind keeps you pushing? Thursday at our group run I felt off and I wanted to quit SO BADLY half way through the hill repeats. What made me finish? Drive and the will to want something that could be completely out of reach, and a matter of pride where I was having a tough time keeping up with the guys. Working with Noa and all the guys has been great. My confidence is building and because of that I KNOW that I can finish a workout even if my body tells me I can't.
Saw this video for the very first time at Adam's place a couple of weeks ago. These were driven people. I strive to be like this.
On a less intense note... A-Russ and I went for a wicked XC ride the other day; got good and muddy and was introduced to some awesome new routes! Note to self: put a permanent light on my cross bike. Christmas lights are up on the balcony and that's about as festive as I am going to get this year see as I'll be away next week.
Barring any stupidity or hilarity in the next week, this will be my last post before Christmas, so Happy Holidays to everybody!